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Simmons Reef ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 3.0

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Simmons Reef Surf Guide

Simmons Reef in San Diego County is a fairly exposed reef break that has fairly consistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Ideal winds are from the east. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west northwest. A reef breaks right. Best around low tide. Often Crowded. Take care of rips and rocks.

Simmons Reef Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
14.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Simmons Reef:

The best conditions reported for surf at Simmons Reef occur when a West-northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Simmons Reef (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Simmons Reef with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 10% of the time in January while 11% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 79% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
10%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
11%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
79%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Simmons Reef Location Map

Interactive Simmons Reef surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The closest passenger airport to Simmons Reef is Miramar Mcas Airport (NKX) in USA, 14 km (9 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Simmons Reef is San Diego International Lindbergh Fld Airport (SAN), also in USA, 14 km (9 miles) away.

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Simmons Reef Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 6 March 2021, 16:30 Local Time
Saturday 06
1PM4PM7PM10PM
Wave (m) 0.7
WNW
0.8
WNW
0.8
WNW
0.8
WNW
Period (s) 16 15 15 15
Wind (km/h) 20
WNW 15
WNW 15
WNW 10
WNW
Wind State on on cross-
on
on

Swell History at Simmons Reef

Surf stats for Simmons Reef, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Simmons Reef

Wind stats for Simmons Reef, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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